The Shemwell Family

Miles Clayton MachenAge: 82 years18581941

Miles Clayton Machen
Given names
Miles Clayton
Birth August 27, 1858
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 2 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 8 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 8 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 10 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 19 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
MarriageClara Eugenia CookseyView this family
May 3, 1883 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#1Chester H Machen
March 18, 1884 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Francis Bell “Fannie” Machen
July 17, 1885 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#3William Frank Machen
August 6, 1887 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#4Altona Thurman Machen
December 11, 1889 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5Ida Vocata Machen
November 7, 1891 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6Emma Lois Machen
August 23, 1894 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Susan Myrtis Machen
March 5, 1897 (Age 38 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 39 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Birth of a daughter
#8Mattie Mae Machen
October 15, 1899 (Age 41 years)
Census June 11, 1900 (Age 41 years)
Death of a daughterMattie Mae Machen
October 18, 1900 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9Maude Q Machen
about 1901 (Age 42 years)
Marriage of a childJames Rufus PlessFrancis Bell “Fannie” MachenView this family
December 14, 1903 (Age 45 years)

Birth of a daughter
#10Gladys Odella Machen
August 18, 1904 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a daughter
#11Lillie Irene Machen
March 15, 1908 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Johnnie Wesley Rearden
September 29, 1912 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Clara Fannie Rearden
December 14, 1913 (Age 55 years)
Death of a sonWilliam Frank Machen
January 3, 1916 (Age 57 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 57 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 58 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 59 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Birth of a grandson
#3Roy Rearden
1919 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Martha Lou Rearden
July 15, 1924 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Dorothy “Dot” Rearden
March 22, 1926 (Age 67 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 71 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Betty Jo Rearden
June 30, 1930 (Age 71 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7Charles William Rearden
September 16, 1932 (Age 74 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Leslie Clifton Johnson Jr.
September 18, 1938 (Age 80 years)
Death of a wifeClara Eugenia Cooksey
October 12, 1938 (Age 80 years)

Burial of a wifeClara Eugenia Cooksey
after October 12, 1938 (Age 80 years)
Cemetery: Langley Cemetery
Death April 26, 1941 (Age 82 years)

Burial after April 26, 1941
Cemetery: Langley Cemetery
Family with Clara Eugenia Cooksey - View this family
Marriage: May 3, 1883Ashland, Clay, Alabama, United States
11 months
16 months
Francis Bell “Fannie” Machen
Birth: July 17, 1885 26 19Camp Hill, Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States
Death: December 12, 1975Notasulga, Lee, Alabama, United States
2 years
William Frank Machen
Birth: August 6, 1887 28 21Alabama, United States
Death: January 3, 1916
2 years
Altona Thurman Machen
Birth: December 11, 1889 31 23Camp Hill, Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States
Death: February 12, 1945
23 months
3 years
3 years
3 years
Mattie Mae Machen
Birth: October 15, 1899 41 33Alabama, United States
Death: October 18, 1900Alabama, United States
2 years
Maude Q Machen
Birth: about 1901 42 35Reeltown, Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States
4 years
Gladys Odella Machen
Birth: August 18, 1904 45 38Reeltown, Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States
Death: January 19, 1995Forsyth, Monroe, Georgia, United States
4 years
Lillie Irene Machen
Birth: March 15, 1908 49 42Chambers, Alabama, United States
Death: May 26, 1988Prattville, Autauga, Alabama, United States

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Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Miles Clayton Machen - Household

Reeltown, Tallapoosa, Alabama

Machen, Miles CheadWMAug185841M16ALALALCarpenter
Machen, Clara EwifeWFDec186534M1688ALALAL
Machen, Chester HsonWMMar188415MALALALAt School
Machen, Fannie BdaughterWFJul188514S00ALALALAt School
Machen, William FsonWMAug188712SALALALAt School
Machen, Altona TsonWMDec188910MALALALAt School
Machen, Ida VdaughterWFNov18918S00ALALAL
Machen, Emma LdaughterWFAug18945S00ALALAL
Machen, Susan MdaughterWFMar18973S00ALALAL